BYU Broadcasting Brings Home 13 Emmy Awards

  • 4 November 2014

BYU Broadcasting won 13 Emmy Awards at the annual Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards Ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 18.

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  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents an Evening with James Taylor received an Emmy Award.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

The awards keep adding up for BYU Broadcasting. With 20 nominations in a variety of categories, the group took home 13 Emmy Awards at the annual Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards Ceremony held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 18.

BYUtv is known for its family-friendly programing, and the writers, editors, producers, and all those who contributed at BYUtv were highlighted for their work in eight categories.

In the category “Special Event Coverage (other than news or sports)—Live or Edited,” BYU Broadcasting took home the award for its special The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents an Evening with James Taylor. Award recipients for this one-hour musical special, which featured the choir, Utah Symphony, and America’s balladeer, James Taylor, included producers Jim Bell and Ed Payne, choir music director Mack Wilberg and general manager Scott Barrick, and BYU Broadcasting executive producers Derek Marquis and Scott Swofford.

“We are thrilled by this prestigious honor,” said Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “It is just another example of how the power of music can inspire and unite people of all ages. We certainly saw that with this remarkable concert.”

Other Emmy Awards presented for BYUtv programs included:

Historical/cultural program: American Ride: The War to End All Wars

On-camera talent/performer/narrator: Stan Ellsworth, host of American Ride: The War to End All Wars, and Todd Hansen for The Story Trek

Documentary—cultural: Tesoros Escondidos—Carranga, BYUtv International

Societal concerns—program/special category: Turning Point: Camden Sophisticated Sisters

Teen program/special: Conexao, BYUtv International

Promotion program/campaign: BYUtvSports.com: Get in the Game—How to Play, “BYUtv Marketing Guy, BYUtv Sports—Van Noy—I Got It, Ready for More: BYUtv Sports

Human interest program/special: The Story Trek

Visit the website www.byutv.org to see more programing by BYUtv.